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Gilchrist Restaurant

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804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
+1 609-345-8278
06:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! I have been several times and never disappointed. I took my children, and my closest friends. I told them they had the best pancakes they will ever have. They all looked at me thinking yeah right and then they tried them! The food, the service, and the view are all amazing. It's a must do for... More 

Thank Rebekah W
Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop there every time we're in Alt. City. We stop for breakfast and lunch always good food. The service is great, their always friendly. A must stop you won't be sorry.

Thank Joseph P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Gilchrist at Gardiners Basin. The pancakes are by far the best I have ever eaten. The scrapple is also a favorite (well done and split). We take friends here frequently. Off season is faster because there are less crowds but we don't mind waiting an hour during the summer months for what we know will be a great... More 

Thank Pp143
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast spot on the water. It's a nice getaway from the casino scene. Food was hot, fresh, and delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be the best kept breakfast spot in Atlantic City. Always great food, friendly staff, great setting and very relaxing to say the least. I never want to leave when I go. Just a great atmosphere to relax and start your day.

Thank William F
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had breakfast at this place yesterday morning. It was suggested to us the day before by one of the boardwalk ambassadors we spoke with on the AC boardwalk. We had stayed at Harrah's overnight and wanted someplace different to eat at. It is right on the water; it does have outdoor tables and indoor tables. They... More 

Thank mjtrail
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for brunch. Best pancakes I have ever had. Busy place even in the winter. Omelette was delicious as well

Thank soonernicko
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a no brained for breakfast. Well worth the wait you're going to have to tolerate but your stomach will say thank you.

Thank Robert C
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The best thing about this place is the people. The servers are wonderful - ours flat out asked if we were hung over, then brought our friend a "hangover cure" (glass of pickle juice). The prices are easy on the wallet. Everyone loves their pancakes ... but I wasn't a big fan. Regardless, I'd go back and try something different.... More 

Thank 1060WestAddison
Ventnor City, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friend and I first discovered Gilchrest's at its original location on the water on Maryland Avenue in a rundown section of Atlantic City. We used to go there and have breakfast during our morning bike rides. At the start of one season we went and were so disappointed it was closed. They opened up another place many miles off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-345-8278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?